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Birthday Wishes

Hey Bleeps! It’s Friday Eve and that’s reason to start celebrating! I’ve got a card to share with you today to celebrate a birthday! Oh boy do I have a lot to do tomorrow. My final gallery upload of SCS DD DT – YIKES! Why do I wait until the last minute! I tried last night, but barely got one project finished. I have a lot more to do. How did this happen during my last month?:)I hope I can pull through! You’ve got to check out the gallery on Friday just to see what I come up with. This is going to be a long day ahead!
Here is a photo from my Project 365 app (yesterday). Meet my new, trendy lunch tote! I learned about it from watching the Food Network. It’s by Built NY and it’s made from wet suit material! It’s insulated and machine washable. They have a lot of cute designs and styles. They even make laptop sleeves and all sorts of neat finds. I purchased mine on because they were having an online sale when I made my purchase. It’s soft and folds flat when it’s empty! I really like it so much better than my mini lunch BOX! Just thought I’d share since the Project 365 app doesn’t load my journaling portion…UGH! I think an update is on its way!
Alrighty, Bleeps…pray for me! Thanks so much and enjoy your day!
  1. Trim cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp images and punch circles.
  3. Adhere circles to card front.
  4. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card front.
Stamps :: The Stamps of Life – ;Papertrey ink – paper tray
Ink :: Clear Snap – chestnut
Paper :: Stampin’ Up! – soft suede, crushed curry, bermuda bay, kiwi kiss; Papertrey Ink – plum pudding, raspberry fizz, lemon tart
WinterJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:22 am

So cute! I just saw some lunch totes at walmart like that. Different pattern, but is was like you said a wet suit material! So neat!

naomi chokrJanuary 14, 2010 - 2:01 am

My friend has the same lunch tote. i carry my breakfast in whatever paper bag i have laying around. Currently its starbucks. I need to get one you have. Buying one this weekend!!!

love how you got some inspiration from your tote!!! I bet you see cards everywhere. hmmm crazy guy walking..missing some hair….i can make a card out of that. hahah JK

praying for you…. you'll get things done!!!!

DanaJanuary 14, 2010 - 8:23 am

Very cute, Ashley! Love how you got your inspiration and how clean and simple your card is :-)

mom2christopherJanuary 14, 2010 - 9:46 am

What a sweet card! Love the design! Great inspiration…your lunch tote! Fun! :) Kathy

NikkiNixJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:12 am

You have a MAC – woot woot! I just got one for Christmas and am figuring it out slowly but surely ;)

Do you use iWeb to blog?? Any tips (when you are finished your deadline of course) – have fun creating today!!!

NikkiNixJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:14 am

Naomi is hilarious BTW!! Dog walking with swishing white tipped tail… candy store… blk food store… fabric store… kids playground… blogworld… oh yeah… inpiration is everywhere if you are in the mood to see it !!

AnthonetteJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:21 am

I love repeated geometric shapes. Super cute card, Ashley!

JessicaJanuary 14, 2010 - 10:29 am

Extremely cute birthday card, Ashley!!! Love the bright fun circles.
Thanks for sharing a picture of your lunch tote. I love the colors and the fact that it has polka dots in many colors makes me want to buy one (even though I would barely use it). TFS

Shauna {SK Studios}January 14, 2010 - 12:40 pm

love this card!! such a great LO :)

Maile BellesJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Fabulously simple card Ashley! Love it!!! Thinking of you and praying for you. I know you will pull through wonderfully, you all ways do!

Geny (Mommy Geny)January 14, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Lovin' this card Ashley!

Heather in FLJanuary 14, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Isn't that so cute? At first I was thinking, gee those flowers look familiar. Then I realized, I HAVE that set! :-) Such a cute use of the stamps and of color.

Heather P.January 14, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Oh, this card is fabulous… Love the colors and the small offset circles! :)

LOL, I struggled too sometimes with finding the motivation to get things done… YOU CAN DO IT!!! :)

Charlene AustinJanuary 15, 2010 - 2:08 am

OMGosh…Naomi CRACKS me up!!!

Cute card Ash. Loving the lunch tote too! Look at you girl! Ms Stylin'!

p.s….my work verification is not a nice word. Let's just say thank goodness there is an "r" after the F. LOL.

Alice WertzJanuary 15, 2010 - 3:36 am

fabulous birthday card, Ashley! I am sure you'll be fin for your post! =)

SavitriJanuary 15, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Saw your lunch tote on FB. I can't remember if I commented or not. Very cute and love the card too. Circles dots dots dots :P

Angie TiemanJanuary 16, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Love this fun card! I'm SO sad you won't be in the DT Gallery anymore, you always rocked it!

December + November CARDS

Happy Hump Day! We’ve made it through the middle of the week and there are only two days left until our long holiday weekend! YAAAAAY! I forgot to share with you my November and December items published in CARDS magazine, so I thought today would be a good day! I added a link to the original post where you can find the information on each project. The first card was published in December and the last three items were published in November.

Have you seen January’s CARDS issue yet? Don’t forget to check it out. Remember, I’m the designer of the month, so I only have a few more weeks in that spot! I also have 7 cards in there and many of them have never been posted on this blog, so I hope you pick up a copy or view it online!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow with something bold, something new! Enjoy!

Paloma GomezJanuary 13, 2010 - 4:08 am

Beautiful cards!

mom2christopherJanuary 13, 2010 - 10:04 am

These are great cards! Not at all surprised they are in CARDS! Looking forward to seeing the magazine! :) Kathy

sarahmartinaJanuary 13, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Love the Congrats card SO much! You have the best way of working with color…Thanks for being such a huge inspiration to me & congrats on your Designer of the Month feature in January CARDS!

~kelly marie~January 14, 2010 - 12:36 am

LOVE these cards!! Congrats on the DOTM! Your cards in the Jan issue are just gorgeous too!

Happy Anniversary

Hey there, Bleeps! Today, I have an anniversary card to share with you. It’s pretty simple and not feeling too chatty as I type this. I did make some banana nut bread and it turned out great. I’m now doing Project 365 on my iPhone, which is the easiest way for me, so I’ll probably tweet my photos every day or so. I’ll share my banana nut bread photo later. The recipe is by Laura and it’s super easy and fast. Well, that’s about all I have to share, so I’ll just ‘see’ ya’ll tomorrow!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by again!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink – background basics (polka dots 2), rustic branches, mega mixed messages

Ink: Papertrey Ink – scarlet jewel; Versamark; Ranger – antique linen

Paper: Papertrey Ink – rustic white, kraft; GCD Studios – christmas sleigh collection

Embellishments: Papertrey Ink – ribbon


  1. Trim white cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim patterned paper, ink edges, and adhere to card front.
  3. Trim kraft cardstock, stamp polka dot background, flowers, and sentiment, then adhere to card front.
  4. Tie ribbon around card front and ink card edges.

Maile BellesJanuary 12, 2010 - 2:53 am

Gorgeous card Ashley! I love how you combine the branch image with the polka dots!

Heather P.January 12, 2010 - 10:24 am

This is so pretty! Love the rich colors… :)

mom2christopherJanuary 12, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Oh so pretty! So elegant! :) Kathy

SimoneJanuary 12, 2010 - 11:35 pm

Stunning card Ashley! I love the warm colours you used :)

Alice WertzJanuary 13, 2010 - 4:02 am

simply beautiful! love it!

~kelly marie~January 14, 2010 - 12:33 am

Beautiful card! I started 365 on my phone too! Well, more like 355 now :).

Angie TiemanJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:25 am

Gorgeous card! Love the warm elegance of it!